The benefits of using portable buildings for business

20th April 2023

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Portable buildings, also known as prefabricated buildings, portable cabins or modular buildings, offer several benefits for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Multiple positive factors result in organisations across various sectors choosing portable buildings over the traditional construction approach, making them a wise choice when you need to expand your site or add temporary buildings during busy periods.

Read on to discover the many advantages of using portable buildings and how they will benefit your business from day one.


Portable buildings can be easily relocated and reconfigured to meet changing business needs. They can be used as temporary or permanent structures, making them a flexible option for SMEs and large companies alike. This gives your business complete freedom over how the building will be used and where it will be located, without having to make a long-term commitment.

Save money

Portable buildings are more affordable than traditional buildings, as they are designed and produced in a factory and then simply assembled on your site. This can result in significant cost savings for businesses, as the manufacturing and installation stages are streamlined without compromising on quality.

Quick installation

One of the most popular features of portable buildings is that they can be installed on your premises very quickly. Whilst traditional construction can take many weeks or months to complete, a portable building can be up and running in practically no time. This means your business can put it to use much sooner and fulfil your requirements with minimal hassle.

Customisable design

Our portable buildings can be designed and customised to meet the specific needs of your business. This allows you to create a space that’s tailored to your unique requirements, which could be offices, toilet and shower facilities, training rooms, marketing suites, storage facilities or even a cycle hub. They also come in a wide range of layouts and finishes, which means you have total control over how the building will look, feel and function.

Environmentally friendly

Businesses are working harder than ever to make their day-to-day operations more sustainable. That’s where portable buildings offer yet another advantage, as they’re much more environmentally friendly than traditional buildings. This is due to them being built with sustainable and energy-efficient materials in a dedicated facility, followed by a fast installation process that requires minimal vehicles and workers. The fact that the building can be easily adapted, relocated or removed at a later date also adds to its eco-friendly nature.


Minimal disruption

Portable buildings can be assembled on-site with very little disruption to the surrounding area, which means that your business can continue to operate whilst construction is underway. Vehicles, dust, noise, mess and labour are all kept to a minimum, resulting in a smooth and stress-free installation phase.

What are the applications of portable buildings?

Portable buildings can be used for a variety of applications in various industries. Here are some common uses of modular buildings to give you an idea of their versatility:

Office space: Portable buildings can be used as temporary or permanent office space for businesses, including construction sites, sales offices and remote offices.

Retail space: Modular buildings are ideally suited for use as retail space for businesses, such as pop-up shops, seasonal stores and outdoor markets.

Education facilities: Portable cabins make excellent classrooms, libraries and administration buildings for nurseries, schools, colleges, universities and training providers.

Healthcare facilities: Portable buildings can be chosen as medical clinics, dental offices, vaccination hubs or emergency care centres.

Accommodation: Modular buildings can function as temporary or permanent accommodation, including housing for workers and emergency housing for disaster relief.

Industrial facilities: Portable cabins are a great choice for planning offices, storage facilities or even manufacturing workshops.

Events and hospitality: Portable buildings are the ideal solution for temporary event spaces or hospitality suites, including ticket booths, concession stands and VIP lounges.

Government and military: Modular buildings can be used for government or military purposes, including offices, barracks and storage facilities.

How to sell an unwanted portable cabin

Last but not least, the fact that you can sell your portable building when no longer required makes it an even more cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution. We’re always searching for high-quality portable cabins to purchase from businesses that need to free up space or upgrade to a new or larger building, so make sure to let us know if you’re looking to sell and free up your cash flow.

We buy used portable buildings of all shapes, sizes and styles, plus we always make sure to offer the best price possible. This means that if you’re moving premises or simply don’t require the modular building anymore, we’re ready to remove it from your site quickly and safely.

This also gives you the peace of mind that the portable building will be given a new purpose, which is a much more sustainable option that the removal of traditional buildings through demolition.

Here’s how it works:

  • We visit your site and inspect the portable cabin free of charge.
  • Following the inspection, we offer you a no-obligation, guaranteed fixed price purchase offer.
  • We also provide a comprehensive health and safety building removal plan that explains how the cabin will be disassembled and taken away from your site.
  • If you accept our offer, we take a deposit for the removal project.
  • We agree a date for removing the portable cabin that suits your schedule and preferences.
  • Payment is then paid in full prior to the professional, safe and efficient removal of your building.

Ask us about portable cabins

Ready to invest in portable buildings for your organisation? Whether you run a commercial business, retail unit, hospitality company, industrial site, educational institution, healthcare facility or operate in any other sector, give our team a call today on 01482 656590 or use our contact form.

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